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Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

(UPDATED) Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Senate concurs in Paris climate deal ratification

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Voting 22-0, senators seal the Philippines' ratification of the landmark international agreement on climate change

Senate concurs in Paris climate deal ratification

Rappler Talk: Vernice Victorio on Duterte's approach to climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Climate Change Commission Vice-Chairperson Vernice Victorio talks about President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Paris Agreement

Rappler Talk: Vernice Victorio on Duterte's approach to climate change

Duterte eyes changes to PH contribution to Paris climate deal

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The President agrees to sign the Paris climate pact after being assured that the country's Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution can still be revised

Duterte eyes changes to PH contribution to Paris climate deal

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Mar 01, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Senator Loren Legarda, who is set to sponsor the measure, is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Duterte signs Paris climate deal

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) The Office of the President submits the signed 'Instrument of Accession' to the Senate for concurrence on Wednesday, March 1

Duterte signs Paris climate deal

Philippines to ratify Paris climate deal by July

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is confident the Senate will ratify the deal after President Rodrigo Duterte signs it

Philippines to ratify Paris climate deal by July

Duterte: Climate change real but Paris treaty unfair

Dec 09, 2016 - 5:53 PM

While the President believes 'there is really climate change,' he thinks the treaty will only lead rich countries to bully poor ones

Duterte: Climate change real but Paris treaty unfair

Brave faces at climate talks despite Trump win

Nov 13, 2016 - 8:06 AM

'No, the election of Donald Trump does not hover over this COP anymore,' says Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar

Brave faces at climate talks despite Trump win

Shock and angst in Asia as Trump rises

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Viewers at election-watching events around Asia stared at giant screens tallying the returns as they digested the impact of Trump possibly heading the world's most powerful nation

Shock and angst in Asia as Trump rises

WATCH: Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them

WATCH: Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

Leila de Lima, Duterte on climate pact, JV Ejercito | 6PM wRap

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Leila de Lima, Duterte on climate pact, JV Ejercito | 6PM wRap

Paris to Marrakech: 4 key things to watch at COP 22

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:33 PM

'While Paris was considered a success in finally creating an agreement among countries on how to solve the climate crisis, a lot still needs to be done. The Paris Agreement is only the start of a much bigger work that awaits every country'

Paris to Marrakech: 4 key things to watch at COP 22

Duterte to sign Paris climate pact

Nov 07, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The President reaches the decision barely 3 months after he declared his misgivings about it

Duterte to sign Paris climate pact

Paris Agreement enters into force: Celebration and reality check

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

'Its early entry into force is a clear political signal that all the nations of the world are devoted to decisive global action on climate change'

Paris Agreement enters into force: Celebration and reality check

There are bigger battles outside the Paris Agreement

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:11 PM

'It is actually commendable how President Duterte asserts our people’s right to develop as the foundation of his argument, a right of vulnerable and poor nations that is given only tokenisms in the agreement'

There are bigger battles outside the Paris Agreement

Ramos to gov't: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former president Fidel V. Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it, because it would 'advance the interests' of Filipinos

Ramos to gov't: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer

Legarda: Why is PH taking its time to ratify Paris climate pact?

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Legarda: 'We need to ratify the Paris Agreement so that we can access the Green Climate Fund... and receive other technical and financial support from developed countries'

Legarda: Why is PH taking its time to ratify Paris climate pact?

Done deal: Paris climate pact to enter into force

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:01 AM

Seventy-two (72) countries accounting for more than 56% of emissions had submitted ratification documents, the UNFCCC says, meaning the pact will take binding, legal effect in 30 days

Done deal: Paris climate pact to enter into force

Canada ratifies Paris climate accord

Oct 06, 2016 - 7:52 AM

The 207-to-81 vote in the House of Commons came 30 days before the pact comes into force globally, and brings the total number of nations that have endorsed it to 74

Canada ratifies Paris climate accord

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Paris climate pact | 12PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Zak Yuson

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Paris climate pact | 12PM wRap

Paris climate deal to enter force after EU green light

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:12 PM

(4th UPDATE) The European Parliament overwhelmingly backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally

Paris climate deal to enter force after EU green light

Obama, DiCaprio talk about 'race against time' on climate

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:29 PM

DiCaprio: 'If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science... and therefore in my humble opinion you should not be allowed to be in public office'

Obama, DiCaprio talk about 'race against time' on climate

Paris climate deal: Where are we now?

Oct 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

India's ratification of the Paris climate agreement on Sunday, October 2, brings the ambitious global warming deal a big step closer to coming into effect

Paris climate deal: Where are we now?

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Oct 02, 2016 - 4:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The UN, US, and France all hail India's move, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon saying it 'builds on the continued strong political momentum'

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Paris climate accord closer after UN meeting

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:52 PM

(UPDATED) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence that the accord, through which countries commit to take action to stem the planet's rising temperatures, would come into force by the end of the year

Paris climate accord closer after UN meeting

Some 30 countries to ratify Paris climate accord at UN

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:06 AM

The global body said 30 states would submit their ratification at the UN General Assembly including Latin American heavyweights Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Some 30 countries to ratify Paris climate accord at UN

France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

Sep 20, 2016 - 10:56 AM

To take effect, at least 55 countries that make up 55% of global greenhouse-gas emissions must formally enter the agreement

France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

COP22 host Morocco's mosques are going green

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:44 AM

As Morocco counts down to COP22, its people are being exposed more and more to events and initiatives showcasing the country's involvement in protecting the planet

COP22 host Morocco's mosques are going green

'Turning point': China, US formally join Paris climate pact

Sep 03, 2016 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) China is responsible for almost a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, with the US in second place on around 15%, so their participation in the Paris Agreement is crucial

'Turning point': China, US formally join Paris climate pact

Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte: ‘Let us talk’

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact

Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte: ‘Let us talk’

8 reasons why PH should honor UN climate commitments

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:17 PM

'The whole world has started to recognize that environment and development go hand in hand. Why can't we?'

8 reasons why PH should honor UN climate commitments

NAIA runway, Lopez on Duterte, NoKor missile | 12PM wRap

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

NAIA runway, Lopez on Duterte, NoKor missile | 12PM wRap

Gina Lopez: Duterte has 'non-negotiable stance' on people's well-being

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has said he 'will not honor' international agreements binding the Philippines to limit its carbon emissions. Does his environment secretary share this position?

Gina Lopez: Duterte has 'non-negotiable stance' on people's well-being

Duterte, National ID, Mendoza | 6PM wRap

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with David Lozada

Duterte, National ID, Mendoza | 6PM wRap

Duterte won't honor int'l pacts on carbon emissions

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The Philippine president says he wants to kick an ambassador for asking if the Philippine government would honor its commitments to reduce greenhouse gases

Duterte won't honor int'l pacts on carbon emissions

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:42 PM

(UPDATED) But French President Francois Hollande says the UN deal will not come into force unless at least 55 countries responsible for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions ratify it

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

May 26, 2016 - 8:32 AM

Diplomats from 196 nations huddled in Bonn are keenly aware of the fact that the 'The Donald' is now within spitting distance of the White House – and it's making a lot of them nervous

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

The Paris Agreement and PH's fossil fuel industry

May 24, 2016 - 11:13 AM

'The most effective way to reduce the impact of the fossil fuel industry in the Philippines is to convince investors to shift their investments from fossil fuels to renewable energy'

The Paris Agreement and PH's fossil fuel industry

In the aftermath of Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

May 21, 2016 - 11:24 AM

'Accepting the Paris Agreement without question risks us wasting another 15 vital years on distracting public opinion and creating the illusion that something positive is happening'

In the aftermath of Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

Rappler Talk: What PH can learn from Hawaii’s renewable energy bid

May 18, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Hawaii recently passed a law to shift to 100% renewable energy sources. Maria Ressa interviews the director of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to find out the cues the Philippines can take from the US state

Rappler Talk: What PH can learn from Hawaii’s renewable energy bid

UN's Ban says time to scale up action on climate change

May 06, 2016 - 8:01 AM

'We need to accelerate the speed, scope and scale of our response, locally and globally'

UN's Ban says time to scale up action on climate change

#ClimateActionPH: It’s time for the Philippines to get serious about climate change

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:07 PM

The country’s vulnerability to climate change is made worse by poverty, its lack of knowledge and means to protect itself, and its inability to cope and manage its surroundings

#ClimateActionPH: It’s time for the Philippines to get serious about climate change

WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio's speech at UN climate signing

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

'The world is now watching,' the Oscar winner tells leaders signing the Paris climate deal

WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio's speech at UN climate signing

A story of stars: The rights of Lumad and the Paris Agreement

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

By including a provision on human rights protection, the Paris Agreement provides a holistic approach to addressing climate change

A story of stars: The rights of Lumad and the Paris Agreement

175 countries sign Paris climate deal – UN

Apr 23, 2016 - 12:29 AM

(UPDATED) It is the largest ever one-day signing of an international agreement

175 countries sign Paris climate deal – UN

Climate change: Is the 1.5ºC target a mirage?

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5ºC was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change – but scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled

Climate change: Is the 1.5ºC target a mirage?

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

Apr 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The world's island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

Signing of global climate pact a victory for PH – environment chief

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje will sign the Paris Agreement at the UN headquarters on behalf of the Philippines

Signing of global climate pact a victory for PH – environment chief

From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:42 AM

More than 160 nations gather in New York on April 22 to ink the pact whose execution demands a radical overhaul of the global economy

From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle